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EDISON—As part of township efforts to save money and be environmentally friendly, the Edison Police Department has acquired hybrid vehicles for use in the detective bureau.

Police Director Brian Collier (left) leans on the back of a new Edison Police Honda Civic hybrid as Deputy Chief Tom Bryan stands in front of a police cruiser.

Police Director Brian Collier (left) leans on the back of a new Edison Police Honda Civic hybrid as Deputy Chief Tom Bryan stands in front of a police cruiser.

“This is another way we can continue to maintain services and at the same time reduce costs for taxpayers,” said Mayor Jun Choi.

After an analysis of the police fleet, it was found that larger engine first-responding vehicles were not necessary for secondary responders such as detectives. Detectives typically follow up emergency incidents with investigations. Working in cooperation with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and other police departments, detectives can often be on the road in their crime solving pursuits.

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EDISON—Last week, Police Director Brian Collier and Mayor Jun Choi announced a local law enforcement initiative to provide Edison police officers and the township residents they serve with the necessary tools to swiftly respond to acts of violence.

Police Director Brian Collier and Mayor Jun Choi announced yesterday that the Edison Police Department will be the first municipal department in the state to be fully deployed with ballistic shields.

Police Director Brian Collier and Mayor Jun Choi announced yesterday that the Edison Police Department will be the first municipal department in the state to be fully deployed with ballistic shields.

The Edison Police Department is now the first municipal department in the state to be fully deployed with ballistic shields. The 34-inch high, 20-pound black shields with a light emitting diode system will be placed in first-responder Edison police cruisers. Each Edison school resource officer will also have a shield as well as three community resource officers who are continually in school settings.

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Fingerprinting And Forensics—Students in Barbara Drake’s Introduction to Forensic Science class at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison furthered their study of fingerprinting on Oct. 30 when Edison Police detectives Ted Hamer and Matt Lechelt visited to fingerprint the class. After completing the fingerprint cards, the detectives addressed the class on the fingerprinting process, the state and FBI databases, the time it takes for electronic prints to be checked in the database, and why the portable ink is used in the field. The students questioned the detectives about latent prints and learned about “dusting for prints” and the new equipment that has made it nearly obsolete. Junior Yang, a senior from Edison, is pictured above with Hamer. Photo by Michelle H. LePoidevin

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